Sociable

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

A Tale of two coalitions

Okay this redundant and hollow argument of the US "going it alone" regarding Iraq is getting WAYYYYYYY out of hand. At first it seemed to be just a cute, albeit innacurate, sound bite intended to be a cheap broadside from the liberals to President Bush. Unfortunately, it's gone beyond sound bite and is venturing towards its undeserved 15 minutes of Worholian fame. So, lets look at the list.....

Allies in BOTH the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom

Afghanistan
Australia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Honduras
Hungary
Italy
Japan
Kuwait
Netherlands
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
United Kingdom
United States

####### Gained allies - New allies not existing or not participating at the time of the Gulf War ##########

Albania
Angola
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria
Columbia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Georgia
Iceland
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Mongolia
Nicaragua
Palau
Panama
Portugal
Rwanda
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan


###### Lost Allies - Allies in Gulf War, not participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom ######


Argentina
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Canada
Egypt
France
Greece
Morocco
New Zealand
Niger
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leona
Sweden
Syria
United Arab Emirates

Totals: Truly Loyal Friends-18 New Friends-30 Lost friends-21

Also, keep in mind that a number of the lost "friends" had serious and selfish financial reasons to maintain the Saddam Regiem -namely profits that they (Russia & France & Gremany) were making from the "Oil for food" bribes and kickbacks.









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